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Seabees Drive Equipment Training in Djibouti

6/23/2015
Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti – U.S. Navy Seabees of Combined Task Unit (CTU) 68.2.1, comprised of members from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 14 and 11, Detachment Horn of Africa, participated in a U.S. Army-led Counterterrorism Logistics and Engineering training evolution with the Forces Armee Djiboutienne (FAD) Construction Engineer Unit from February to May 2015. The evolution was designed to build partnerships between coalition forces and the FAD, while increasing the FAD’s ability to support counterterrorism operations, defend local borders, and conduct resupply missions to Somalia.
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CJTF-HOA welcomes new CSEL

6/22/2015
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Butler Kendrick Jr. assumed responsibility as the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa command senior enlisted leader, succeeding U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Claudell Taylor, during a Relinquishment of Authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 19, 2015.
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Djiboutian students graduate language course

6/20/2015
Djibouti has a diverse population, filled with people from all over the world who speak different languages. Learning a new language opens up the possibility to talk to someone in their native tongue and bridge the communication gap.
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CJTF-HOA supports AFRICOM media delegation

6/19/2015
Senior leaders from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa hosted a delegation of professional working media representatives from the countries of Morocco and Tunisia via video-teleconference June 10.
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U.S. Army soldiers receive French National Defense Medal (Silver Level)

6/12/2015
U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Hames, Sgt. Rawan Abudahrieh and Sgt. 1st Class Geoffrey Bright receive the French National Defense Medal (Silver Level) June 11, 2015, for providing life-saving medical care to a French service member during a catastrophic motor vehicle accident in Feb. 27, 2015. The French National Defense Medal is awarded on three levels—bronze, silver and gold. Silver and gold-level medals are usually reserved to French individuals who have served in the French military for several years, and it is rare for U.S. service members to receive this award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman) *Note: to see previous story, visit https://www.hoa.africom.mil/story/11651/training-for-reality-army-civil-affairs
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CJTF-HOA attends Djiboutian Armed Forces' 38th anniversary celebration

6/9/2015
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa leaders joined Djiboutian military service members in celebration of the Djiboutian Armed Forces' 38th anniversary.
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AMISOM PIOs attend joint training conference

6/8/2015
East African military public information officers gathered for the third annual African Union Mission in Somalia and Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa Public Information Officer Conference at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 2-4, 2015.
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Djibouti, Kentucky National Guard sign historic partnership agreement for East Africa

6/4/2015
For 22 years, the National Guard has partnered with the armed forces of allied countries to build and strengthen military, political, economic and societal relationships. In a historic first for East Africa, Representatives from the Kentucky National Guard (KNG) and the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) ratified a state partnership agreement in a signing ceremony held at the Kempinski Hotel in Djibouti City, June 2, 2015.
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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa representatives attend Gender Mainstreaming Seminar

6/3/2015
Representatives from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa attended a Gender Mainstreaming Seminar recently in Arusha, Tanzania.
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Joint Humanitarian Operations Course

6/2/2015
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members assigned to Camp Lemonnier attend a joint humanitarian operations course June 1, 2015. Course attendees learned about the relationship between USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, its partners and the U.S. military, and learned about humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.
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CJTF-HOA service members attend Sultan of Gobaad enthronement

5/28/2015
Members of the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa attended the 21st Induction Ceremony of the Sultan of Gobaad, near Dikhil, Djibouti, May 22, 2015.
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Gender Mainstreaming Seminar concludes after weeklong conference

5/27/2015
The Gender Mainstreaming Seminar, co-hosted by the U.S. Army Africa and Tanzania People’s Defence Forces, recently concluded its 2nd annual weeklong seminar that focused on integration resources, integration and leadership, and sexual gender-based violence.
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Civil affairs visits Djiboutian village to assess local needs

5/26/2015
Members of the U.S. Army 404th Civil Affairs Battalion meet with Salt Water Rest Stop village elders for the first time, at Lac Abbé, Djibouti, May 20, 2015. The civil affairs members assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, act as liaisons between the military and their civilian counterparts. They identify critical requirements needed by local civilians while seeking to build trust and confidence.
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CJTF-HOA service members honor fallen heroes in Memorial Day ceremony

5/25/2015
Service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa paid tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country during a Memorial Day ceremony here May 25, 2015. More than 300 joint service members, including a joint-service platoon formation, attended the ceremony, which was officiated by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer, CJTF-HOA commander, and U.S. Navy Capt. Matthew O’Keefe, Camp Lemonnier commander.
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CJTF-HOA volunteers deliver “Kick for Nick” donations to local community

5/23/2015
Members of the U.S. Army’s 404th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) and volunteers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited Chebelley Village, Djibouti, May 21, 2015, to continue a tradition born from the memory of one soldier whose love for soccer has led to a world of giving.
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CJTF-HOA greets new CSEL

5/17/2015
U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Claudell R. Taylor assumed responsibility as the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa command senior enlisted leader (CSEL), succeeding U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 16, 2015.
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Secretary Kerry visits CJTF-HOA service members

5/13/2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently visited Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa headquarters at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, during a series of stops with several partner nations throughout Africa.
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Building friendships one soccer game at a time

5/13/2015
Personnel from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa joined with Chebelley Village residents to battle it out on the soccer field at Chebelley, Djibouti, April 29, 2015.
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Lasting legacies: Command Sgt. Maj. departs CJTF-HOA after two years

5/13/2015
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, CJTF-HOA, command senior enlisted leader, her devotion to duty, professionalism and visionary leadership significantly impacted CJTF-HOA. The 30-year U.S. Marine leaves behind a legacy of professionalism and diversity through unity.
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Camp Lemonnier volunteers teach English to Djiboutian civil servants

5/8/2015
Djibouti City is a multicultural community where understanding several languages can be key to opening up opportunities for economic growth. Because learning a new language can be difficult as an adult, the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Djibouti now offers government-funded English classes for Djiboutian civil servants from the region who want to expand their understanding of the English language.
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